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CCNE: Consensus et divergences sur la fin de vie
Nov 29, 2014

Le Conseil Consultatif National d’Éthique (CCNE) a publié le 23 octobre dernier un volumineux rapport sur la Fin de vie. Celui-ci fait un constat de consensus sur le respect des volontés de la personne, l’urgence d’améliorations des conditions de prise en charge de la fin de vie par le système de santé, de l’impérieuse obligation du traitement de la douleur. Par contre, le CCNE observe en revanche la persistance

Research publication on counselling for non-physician assisted suiced in the Netherlands
Nov 18, 2014

Martijn Hagens, VUmc researcher, published ( BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:455) the results of his cross sectional research into the practice of the counsellors cooperating with De Einder (one of the Dutch RtD Societies and member of WFRtDS). Of the 595 clients (of 12 counsellors) included in his research, 1/3 rd had no direct wish to end their life, but

Dramatic rise in Israeli living wills
Nov 18, 2014

Israelinternationalnews.com reports about a dramatic increase of Israelis having signed forms requesting permission to put an end to their own lives, 12.000 over just 740 who did so in 2013.
Currently, euthanasia, also dubbed “mercy killings”, in which a doctor or other agent puts an end to the life of a patient – usually an elderly person with a terminal

Japanese JSDD publishes its new Newsletter
Nov 18, 2014

JSDD has published its Newsletter nr 155, with news on the organizational changes and developments of legalisation. Changes concern the narrowing of the objectives to death with dignity according to living wills.

RTVD Sweden presented itself at a Fair for the elderly
Nov 18, 2014

For the first time, and as a test,  RTVD's secretary Berit Hasselmark, was present with an information stall at a Fair for the elderly and retired in Stockholm It materialized all right in September and the success can be measured from the many Swedes who discussed the issue - yes

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133
Oct 25, 2014

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133. Read it here (in French only).

ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 133
Oct 25, 2014

ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 133. Lisez ici.

Dr Rodney Syme again questioned by police
Oct 25, 2014

ABC News reports (October 22, 2014) that Dr Rodney Syme again was questioned by the police over the death of Steve Guest, a man dying of oesophageal cancer. See our earlier publication about his confession to have prescribed Steve Guest "a sufficient quantity of Nembutal

Lettre a son père sur évolutions en Québec
Oct 20, 2014

Yvon Bureau, Travailleur social et Consultant bénévole pour un mourir digne et libre en Québec a écrit une lettre a son père. Lisez ici.

State of the art on Death with Dignity in Argentina
Oct 20, 2014

At the WF Conference in Chicago Laura Belli informed the audience about the state of the art in Argentina concerning dying with dignity.  On May 9, 2012 the Law No. 26742, known as the “Dignified Death” law was enacted (read the English version here). The public debate that led to the promulgation of the law began a year before due to two relevant cases that caught the attention of the media.

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